School and Ranking Information
Medical assisting training programs are offered by career colleges, training centers and 2-year schools in the Chicago area. Based on school ranking, student population and number of degrees granted in medical assisting, the following university is considered a top school in Chicago for medical assisting programs:
- Winner: Robert Morris University Illinois is the largest postsecondary institution in terms of student enrollment to provide medical assisting studies in Chicago. The school also awarded more associate's degrees in this subject than any other college or university in the city during the 2012-2013 school year.
School Info Chart
|Category||Robert Morris University Illinois|
|Ranking||#96 (tie) Best Regional Universities in the North (2015)*|
|School Type||4-year, private not-for-profit|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $22,800**|
|Medical Assisting Degrees Offered||Associate's|
|Medical Assisting Degrees Awarded in 2012-2013||101**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||46%**|
|Noteworthy||Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)|
Sources: *U.S. News and World Report; **NCES College Navigator
Robert Morris University Illinois
- Externship opportunities at local hospitals available
- Health Care Scholarship available to qualified medical assisting students
- Medical assisting program prepares graduates to pursue professional certification from the American Association of Medical Assistants, American Medical Technologists and the National Health Career Association
Robert Morris University Illinois has a main campus in downtown Chicago. The university enrolls more than 3,000 students annually in career-focused degree programs. The medical assistant program is part of the College of Nursing and Health Studies.
Students in the Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting program gain competency in general, clinical and administrative areas while also learning the medical assisting skills in accordance with the guidelines established by the American Association of Medical Assistants. Students take a series of courses addressing human body systems as well as coursework in communications, medial business operations, medical law and ethics. Other courses include phlebotomy, electronic health records management and disaster management. Students also complete a medical assisting externship and take courses to prepare them for certification exams.